|Thursday, 14 December 2017|
The Hellenic Radio (ERA): News in English, 09-05-20
From: The Hellenic Radio (ERA) <www.ert.gr/>
 Siemens: Arrest Warrant for M. HristoforakosAn international arrest warrant for Mihalis Hristoforakos was issued late this afternoon. M. Hristoforakos, who is in Munich, said that health problems have not allowed him to fly to Greece to testify. The fourth circle of defendants statements on the Siemens case opened this morning with Prodromos Mavridis the first defendant to face the interrogator this morning. In the meantime, former Siemens executive Emmanuel Stavrianos is set to face interrogation on Thursday after his request for postponement. Two of the seven defendants filed pleas one day before they were scheduled to make their statements , denouncing invalidity of procedures. The lawyers of two of the defendants resigned from the case.
The seven defendants in the Siemens case set to face interrogator on Wednesday are: Mihalis Hristoforakos, Prodromos Mavridis, Hristos Karvelas, Elias Georgiou, Emmanueil Stavrianos, Hristos Skarpelis and Alexandros Athanasiadis. They are all charged with laundering money from illegal activities. They have allegedly damaged OTE in relation to its 1997 contract for digital centers.
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 PASOK Programming and Attack against the GovernmentWritten by Αρης Δημητρίου
PASOK links Euro-elections with national elections stressed the party's leader George Papandreou in his intervention during the meeting of the Central Committee for the Election campaign. The Committee approved the programming till the day of elections and speeches by the president of the movement.
Centering on the political parties contribution to the country's European course, G. Papandreou maintained that PASOK is the party that achieved to formulate conditions to benefit Greece. Exercising once again tough criticism against the government handlings, he blamed the ND for passive concept, quoting as proof the fact that the ruling party always refers back to the 80\s and the country's admission to the EU without indicating anything else.
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